Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014

Installation view, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014. Courtesy Jerwood Drawing Prize

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Jerwood Drawing Prize continues to inquire into the very definition of drawing and the place it might have within contemporary art. Review by Sophie Sleigh-Johnson.

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Johann König, Berlin Dessauer Str. 6-7 10963 Berlin

Helen Marten: Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom

Exhibition view: Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom at Johann König, Berlin

Johann König, Berlin is pleased to present Helen Marten’s room-sized installation Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom for the first time in Germany after it had been created for the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

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Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

Yuri Pattison: Free Traveller

Yuri Pattison, 'free traveller' (2014), Cell Project Space

Yuri Pattison presents a new body of work further developing his investigations into the spatial and temporal displacements of the digital age. Review by Tim Dixon.

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The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA

Fierce Festival, Steven Cohen: Sphincterography

Steven Cohen, 'Sphincterography' (2014)

Steven Cohen is a performance artist who stages interventions in the public realm and in gallery/theatre spaces. His work invariably draws attention to that which is marginalised in society, starting with his own identity as a gay, Jewish, white South African man. Review by Beth Bramich.

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DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Fierce Festival, Dana Michel: Yellow Towel

Dana Michel, 'Yellow Towel'  (2014)

As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head so she would resemble the blonde girls at her school. As an adult, she revisits the imaginary world of her other self in a ritual performance without cover-ups or censorship. Review by Selina Thompson.

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Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2NP

TUSK Festival 2014

TUSK Festival 2014

TUSK draws on trend, tradition and absurdity in order to create a situation where the audience is never passive. Review by Tom Hopkin

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Various Locations, Brighton

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Installation View, Amore e Piombo, Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

The Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 explores photographic history and its potential futures, focusing on collaboration and working together. Review by Rory Duckhouse

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Nightclub, 2017 W. Moffat St. #1 Chicago, IL 60647

Bradley Kronz & Jared Madere: Pusilli

Jared Madere, Untitled, Installation View at Nightclub (2014)

Despite noble attempts to avoid overt referencing, the works of both artists share a quietly macabre aesthetic that feels intentionally dated; filtered through outmoded technologies and 90s horror film clichés. Review by Alex Kuusik

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Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland SR1 1RE

Emotional Resources

Emotional Resources, Lead Image

George Vasey’s inaugural exhibition as curator of the NGCA deplores the aesthetics of sensitive observation, the poetics of biographical distance and ruminates on our disparate screen-based devices as the threshold for introspective broadcast. Review by Josh Wilson

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